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Lot 254: 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo

Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction 12-1-2016

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
  • 7 items: Nancy Reagan: 6 ALSs/ANSs + 1 inscr photo
   
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Description: Reagan, Nancy. 7 items: 6 ALSs/ANSs, 1 inscribed photograph. Near fine. Provenance: Rex Scouten Collection of White House Americana. Scouten served 10 Presidents from Truman to Clinton, including time as a Secret Service agent, Chief Usher of the White House, and White House Curator. ++ ANS on White House cardstock in original envelope. Reads in full “Dear Rex- If you look closely at the underside of the cuff links - Hard to see unless you know! Have a Merry Christmas - mine will be a mixed one (Sad face)- Fondly/ Nancy Reagan.” ++ ALS reading in part “...My husband is fine after being bucked off the horse- after we’d gotten him out by helicopter to a military hospital I told him I didn’t want any more tests- we’d had enough…” Text on both sides of blue-bordered envelope postmarked “25 Jul 1989.” ++ ALS on White House cardstock in orig envelope. Reads in full: “Dear Rex- Hope these brighten the hospital room- Take care - I know everything will be great- We miss you already! Nancy & Ronald Reagan” [Nancy Reagan’s hand]. ++ ALS. “Dear Rex- How can I ever thank you enough for all you’ve done for us the last five years- all the pitfalls you’ve gently guided us through- all the good, sound advice for someone who needed it badly- (it was all so new & and most of all for just being you. I always felt right of course but you also take part of us with you- Fondly/ Nancy Reagan.” [2] single-sided leaves, 12mo. Blue stationery with “The White House” at top, matching envelope. ++ ALS. Envelope postmarked “6 June 1989.” On small card printed with “Mrs. Ronald Wilson Reagan.” Nancy Reagan crossed out the “Ronald Wilson.” ++ Greeting card with 4 sentences of text in Nancy Reagan’s hand signed by her, thanking Scouten for sending an article and apologizing for not writing sooner. (Rear panel of card bears 1991 cprt for the front panel’s illustration.) 12mo. ++ Color photograph inscribed in lower margin “My dear Rex- It wouldn’t have been right without you there! Always my love/ Nancy.” 4to. ++ Postcard from a staffer at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library coincidentally named “Nancy,” but not the same handwriting as the 7 Nancy Reagan items. Postmarked July 16, 1992. ++ Photocopy of a Summary Schedule for the First Lady.

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